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Hotel and parking recommendations for Williams, Arizona???

los gatos
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Hotel and parking recommendations for Williams, Arizona???

Is the Grand Canyon Railway hotel really the best place to stay if you're taking the Railway to the Grand Canyon? I was hoping to keep the hotel cost ~$100/night or less.

Also, if you do stay in another hotel further from the Railway/train depot, is there parking at the train depot and, if so, how much?

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1. Re: Hotel and parking recommendations for Williams, Arizona???

GCRR Hotel has a huge parking lot which is also for folks riding the train. It's likely the best hotel for folks riding the train, but the train is not the best way to get to the canyon. It takes twice as long to get there as driving, and the ride is not scenic, though there is entertainment during the first hour on the train. You do not see the canyon from the train. Riding the train limits your time at the canyon to a little more than 3 hours. If you drive, you can be there all day.

So, there's a way to save money. Skip the train, and try to get lodging in the park instead of 60 miles away.

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2. Re: Hotel and parking recommendations for Williams, Arizona???

There's a clear irony in one who wants to skimp on hotel rates while grossly overpaying to ride the train to the GCNP.

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3. Re: Hotel and parking recommendations for Williams, Arizona???

Bobbear43 -

Thank you for your kind and gracious reply...it was really helpful!

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